Guided tour of Old Lille

Immerse yourself in Lille's most charming district, where architecture, shops, museums will seduce you !

Stroll around the streets and the squares to discover the heritage, the history and "art of living" of the town through its main sites and monuments: the Palais Rihour, the Main Square, the old stock exchange, the Opera House, the Chamber of Commerce, the Notre-Dame de la Treille cathedral.
After a tour that reveals the architectural aspects of the city, the tour ends near theHospice Comtesse, founded in 1237 by Jeanne de Flandre, which displays works from Lille's past (objects from every day life, wood sculptures, earthenware, furniture and paintings).

Walking tour in english with a guide, every Saturday at 10.15 am.
(except 1st weekend of September and Heritage Days)

Departure: Lille Tourist Office, Palais Rihour, Place Rihour
Duration: 2 hours

Hotel reduced rate : € 9.50 (instead of € 11.50)
Free for children under 6 years old and the holders of the City Pass.


Visit of the Belfry of the town hall

Listed as a World Heritage Site, the town hall Belfry dominates Lille from its height of 104 metres.

Once the first 100 steps climbed, take the lift (or walk for the brave!) to the top of the Belfry... and discover in a 360 ° turn Lille and its surroundings, the valley of the Lys and even Mountains Flanders on a clear day!
The refurbished gazebo will give you all the keys to understand the development of the city, from its origins to contemporary urban transformations.

Open every day from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5:30 pm (last climbs at 12:30 & 5 pm)
Closed on 1 January, 1 May, from 16 August to 13 September & 25th December.

Special hotel rate : € 5.5 (instead of € 7)
Free for children under 6 years old.

Free the first Wednesday of each month: only for individuals. No reservation, thank you to present on the spot.

On site, you can rent binoculars, audio guides or a pad.

Warning, the Belfry is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.

The ticket is not a priority-access ticket ; the climb will be upon arrival time, according availibilities.
Online booking is not possible for the same day: you'll be able to buy your tickets directly at the ticket desk of the Belfry.
For groups, please send us an email.

To comply with the Vigipirate national security program, we may need to check your bags. Big bags and suitcases are not allowed inside (maximum size allowed: plane cabin type luggage). Anyone refusing to comply with these security checks and measures will not be allowed inside the building. We thank you for understanding.
If you wish to know more about the Vigipirate program, Please visit
Beffroi de lhtel de ville de Lille

City Tour

A convertible coach equipped with audio and video system takes you on a discovery tour of the city, passing the most famous sites of Lille.Available in 9 languages : french, english, dutch, german, italian, spanish, russian, chinese and japanese.

Duration : 50 minuts
Departure every hour from the Lille Tourist Office (Palais Rihour, Place Rihour) :
- from Monday to Saturday : 10am, 11am, midday, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5 pm
- Sundays and bank holidays : 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm

Online reduced rate: € 12 € 10

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